Combine Direct with Polite for Best Results

When you feel “trapped” in a difficult situation, it can be hard to know what to say or do. But, there is always a healthy way out of that dilemma. The answer comes in being polite, yet direct with the other person(s) involved. When you are polite to someone, you show respect and gentleness. And, when you are direct, you demonstrate firmness and purpose in your answer. Maybe a couple of examples will help. All [...]

Attitude, Behavior, Conversation – Remember Your ABC’s

One of the first things we all learned in school was our ABC’s. The alphabet is the foundation for learning how to read. We soon learned the sounds of the different letters and how to put those sounds together in order to create words. I am all for learning to read and I love education. I am the eternal student, always trying to learn something new. The most amazing thing I have ever learned is [...]

Learning to Let Go. Master Your Emotions

What you can walk away from, you have mastered; what you cannot walk away from has mastered you! Have you ever had something happen in your life and you just could not let go of it? It might have been a situation involving money or one in which you were holding a grudge. All of us face situations with our family and friends that cause us to hold on more tightly than we should. When [...]

Good Business Relationships – How to Pick Best “I” Approach

I am a simple-minded person. If something is presented to me in a way that is clear and easy to understand, I catch on quickly. In fact, I will be able to do a seminar on it! However, if a new concept is not presented in a simple-to-understand way, the opposite is true. I find myself confused and frustrated. Because I have lived with this “malady” my whole life, I try to keep things simple [...]

Happiness Depends on “Happenings”. Here’s Why Joy is Different.

By Robert A. Rohm, PhD This week I want to try to make a finer distinction between being happy and being full of joy. Mark Twain once said, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning!” Words do make a difference in the way we perceive things. Although our emotional response to happiness and joy are very similar, [...]

Objectives, Priorities, Goals

Why I Separate These 3 Important Items By Robert A Rohm Personality Insights, Inc. began in 1991. I had been speaking for several different organizations and I finally came to the conclusion that I should start my own business. It was somewhat a leap of faith, but now, looking back these many years later, I am certainly glad I took that step. In the early days, I was extremely fearful that I would run out [...]

Warning: You are Going to Grow Old and Die

What You Can Do About It I thought that title might get your attention! That thought is not as morbid as it may seem at first glance. If you keep reading, you will see that this Tip really is going to turn in a positive direction.   I have become painfully aware that death is a reality. It is not something we like to talk about much, but it is something that is very, very [...]

Take Action. Become a Doer. Learn More.

What you hear, you forget; what you see, you remember; what you do, you understand. I am sure that anyone who reads this article has heard a statement similar to this one at some point in their life. Anyone who has been around an educational program, a seminar leader or a motivational speaker, has heard over and over again that in order to be successful, you have to do more than just hear good ideas. [...]

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